US: Over 100 coronavirus patients die in 24 hours

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US: Over 100 coronavirus patients die in 24 hours
US: Over 100 coronavirus patients die in 24 hours

Washington : Despite strict restriction in the States, the number of coronavirus deaths soared in the United States, leaving hospitals scrambled to find ventilators.

The US recorded more than 100 deaths in 24 hours to take its toll to 390, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. 

The virus which has completely thrown the world out of gear has claimed 13000 lives and infected over 300,000 around the world. With China containing the spread of virus, Covid 19 has found Italy as the new epicentre.

Italy's world-topping toll from the pandemic approached 5,500 Sunday as the Mediterranean country reported another 651 deaths, a day after it overtook China for the highest number of fatalities.

Greece imposed a national lockdown and Germany banned public gatherings of more than two people. Chancellor Angela Merkel began quarantining at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for the virus.

But the lockdown in Italy has helped a little to contain the spread of virus with massive number of deaths daily.

"I don't know what they're not understanding," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, complaining that parks were still full of people not respecting social-distancing orders.

"It's insensitive, it's arrogant, it's self-destructive, it's disrespectful to other people and it has to stop. This is not a joke," he pleaded.

In India, a Janta Curfew was observed on Sunday and has been extended in many parts to ensure that the country does not slip into community transmission of the disease.